accused of looting cash
LUDHIANA, Nov 24 — A car
driver with a local firm here has accused two constables posted at Jagat
Puri post of snatching money and intimidating him. The police has denied
the incident and maintains that the two constables were innocent.
engineers caution govt
Nov 24 — The Punjab State Electricity Board Engineers
Association has reacted to the move of the state government to make
operative the state Electricity Regulatory Commission by next year,
saying the proposed Electricity Bill 2000 will pave the way for economic
enslavement of the country under the pressure of the World Bank and
other multi-national corporations.
city on periphery of Ludhiana mooted
Nov 23 — A new ‘textile city’ is being planned on the
periphery of Ludhiana. It is reliably learnt that the project has the
approval of the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal. This project was
discussed at a meeting of the officials of the district administration,
municipal corporation, town planning department, representatives of
dyeing and finishing industry, knitwear club and textile industry.
coins, but temple tokens found
LUDHIANA, Nov 24 — The
coins found during the digging of a tubewell in a suburb here have
proved to be only temple tokens. The first temple token found dates back
to the period of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It was in this period that a
gold coin called mohar was brought out with the portraits of Guru
Nanak sahib, Bala and Mardana on one side. On the
reverse side was thrice inscribed Wahiguru in Gurmukhi.
teachers resent selective raise in retirement age, partial pay hike
LUDHIANA, Nov 23 — The
teachers of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), like their
counterparts in universities and colleges across the country, have
alleged that the commitments made by the Union Ministry to the All India
Federation of University and College Teachers' Organisation (AIFUCTO) at
the time of the withdrawl of the 25-day nationwide strike in 1998 have
not yet been honoured. They are unhappy over the partial implementation
of the notification and agreement reached between the Ministry of Human
Resource Development and the teachers' bodies.
man’s divorce plea dismissed
LUDHIANA, Nov 24 — In an
interesting case, a district court here has turned down the divorce plea
of a 67-year-old man, seeking divorce from his 62-year-old wife. The
court did not find any evidence in a number of allegations levelled by
him against his wife with whom he shared an over 40-year-old matrimonial
OF THE MONTH
Nov 24 — The month saw
festivities revolving round Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birth anniversary.
There were ‘prabhat pheris’, nagar kirtans,
and night-long shabad kirtans in gurdwaras. Scores of women
prepared food through the night for the langar in the morning. The
functions attracted people from all sects and walks of life.